argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(DC Local Gathering, thanks ygtbsm94) Clear apple juice body with nice legs and light viscosity. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart apple. Taste is moderately sweet, apple juice, alcohol, some tartness. Sticky medium-full body.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden cider with aroma of complex apple and citrus, mineral qualities. In mouth, a smooth sweet apple with nice oily mouthfeel, light mineral notes, medium alcohol in finale. Mondial des Cidres de Glace, Feb. 12 2011.
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle No. 2872 - 2006 vintage.... This cider rocks!... Pours clear and deeply golden. Thick, creamy legwork reminiscent of a gallon of paint that has been splashed against a wall and begins to cascade its way toward the floor in a dense sheet. Nice apple, brown sugar and cinnamon nose – sweet and fruity with a suggestion of acidity and spice. Full-bodied with a mildly syrupy mouthfeel. Huge, sweet apple flavor up front that envelopes my palate, then slowly makes the transition toward gentle acidity on the sides of my tongue and back of my throat. Sweet and warming in the end. Thanks go out to TheCheeseMan for saving the last of the bottle for me and giving me the empty!
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1425/5000 shared by puzzl. Mmm, mmm, I loves me some ice cider. Deep golden colour. Aroma is just loaded with concentrated, honey-laden apple and a soft sweet cinnamony spiciness. Really intensely fruity with lots of apple, a touch of tartness and even a bit of maple and brown sugar along the back. Sweet/tart, fruity and complex... awesome stuff.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker copper-golden liquid. Old, wrinkled apples, full of sugars from last summer. Sweet apples with just a hint of sourishness in the mouth. Touches of old sherry, if sweeter. Viscous, oily, oozing alcohol. Another excellent cidre de glace. Thanks to Dany for bringing me another of these rare gems.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 Even when imbibed alongside their regular Cidre de Glace, this one is a mammoth...Just more of everything : 16 pounds of apples instead of 12, a decadent and luscious body for the hungriest amongst us, a little apple peel tartness to make it all glide effortlessly, a fine multi-layered aftertaste that adds to the complexity, and the story of a mysterious apple genus which has been thriving endemically on their land forever, of which they cannot find the origin...All euphoria aside, if you are not into apple pie sweetness, you will probably not appreciate this for what it is, but if you are open to tongueboggling precision and huge mouthfulls of flavor, you must try this...Probably one of the top 2 ice ciders in my book right now, awaiting a fantastic showdown with Frimas...My wallet will not appreciate the showdown though, which is the only downfall of these 2 majestic ciders, but it is to be expected from a tiny 375ml bottle which harbors 16 pounds of apples which were harvested from the tree itself in the coldest days of winter, all expertly transformed into marvelous cider...
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008-06-01. Third day at Mondial and going strong... well, going anyways! Starting off with a cider seemed like a good way to kick start the senses. Dark golden yellow body (3+). Surprisingly mild aroma, light musty over-ripe apples, sweet. (7+) Sweet apples up front in the flavour, light sugar, quick tart apples in the finish have occasional touches of musty skins, lingering tart apples in the finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium bodied palate has a nice weight to it without being too heavy. Pretty nice. 2006 Vintage Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 6T
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 7/3/09: Pours a transparent viscous orange amber with nice thick legs. Has a fresh fruity apple nose with a good balance of crisp tartness with a hint of oak. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramely apples with a great tart balance before a crisp sweettart finish. Well-balanced and enjoyable with good complexity throughout.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at Le Mondial des Cidres Glaces. Pours a tawny gold. Warm caramel and apples on the nose. Lots of caramel, warm and smooth, velvety texture. Caramel and warmth. Long tangy finish with light wood notes.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While the regular Pinnacle Ice cider boasts 80 apples per bottle, Signature has 120. It pours a viscous dark golden, clear. Large legs coat the sides of the glass. Tart and woody aroma, rooty almost. Very present liqueur-like alcohol hits up the nose immediately and can’t give this one any purpose, but to be served as an after-dinner drink. Concentrated apples, dense, yet pretty tart foundations. Rather cloying residual sweetness. It is a high quality product, but doesn’t quite hold a candle to the very best examples that manage to excuse their sweetness through pure decadent glorious complexity and the pinnacle signature certainly tries to. Not as thick-bodied as I expected it to be, but certainly oily and one of the sweetest.